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Bacchus: A Biography Paperback – Mar 25 2004

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Andrew Dalby, an ancient historian by training, writes on the history of food and the history of languages. His books include Language in Danger, Dangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices, and Empire of Pleasures: Luxury and Indulgence in the Roman World.

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Excellent way to meet Bacchus May 5 2013
By Peter Evans - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I truly enjoyed this read. It felt like the biography is represents itself to be. Enjoyable story telling, nice detail.
I loved this title May 26 2015
By KatieHutchison - Published on
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I loved this title. The author takes all the various myths about Dionysus and condenses it into a (mostly) chronological look into Dionysus starting with his conception. Lots of detail that you would need to read many, many texts to find. I wish there was more attention to sources within the stories themselves (rather than being listed as endnotes), but I was happy nonetheless.